Commitment = A legal contact from one person to precede evil.
You cannot commit Love, Joy, Peace. You cannot precede these things
In the Old Testament commitment proceeded sin in most cases.
Exodus 20:14 You shall not commit adultery.
Leviticus 5:15 If a soul commits a trespass.
Deuteronomy 19:20 Commit no more any such evil.
Psalm 37:5 Commit thy way = roll yourself away.
Proverbs 16:3 Commit your works unto the Lord = To roll your works onto.
In the New Testament Commitment = Commend Dedicate. To trust himself to, To entrust
John 2:24 Jesus did not commit Himself = Trust himself
1 Peter 4:19 Commit to the keeping of = To entrust.
1 Timothy 1:18 I commit unto thee = I commend
Commitment is a management designed to restrict freedom.
When you commit it is one way, you put yourself under. The other person has no pledge to you.
When you commit your self to some one, you can no longer hear God direct. When you commit yourself, you place your self under that person to hear for you.
Commitment in a dictionary means. To give charge, to consign, to pledge, or promise, to complete. to bind oneself to a course of action, to restrict freedom of action.
It is the Devils word and not Godís. It is seated at the base of pride and self centredness.
It is designed to take away the freedom that Jesus came to give to the saved. Divorcing the saint away from walking covenant with God.
A covenant = when two people make an agreement,
Ge 6:18 But with thee will I establish my covenant. An agreement between God and man.
Hebrews 8:10 Father God makes a covenant.
James 5:12 Deal with all Vows, Oaths and Promises. Deuteronomy 23:21-23.
Matthew 9:13 12:7 He desires mercy, not sacrifice.
The freedom the Holy Spirit has for all who walk in covenant
Joy. The first thing that happens when you are saved is you become full of joy
Expectation. The second thing is you become full of expectations of what Jesus is going to do when you awake each morning.
Spirit. The next thing you realize that every thing is alive because of the Holy Spirit.
Understanding Understanding, not of the world but by the Spirit.
Satisfaction. I am utterly complete and set apart unto God, with all the treasures knowledge and understanding.
The first letter of each word spells another word, JESUS.